History

The Labyrinth of Solitude

And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150424

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 9323

Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Mexico

The Labyrinth of Solitude

Life and Thought in Mexico

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mexico

Page: 212

View: 5919

Mexico

The Labyrinth of Solitude

Life and Thought in Mexico

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mexico

Page: 212

View: 1518

Fiction

The Years with Laura Diaz

Author: Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408837617

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8664

Like Fuentes's masterpiece THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ, the action in this new novel begins in the state of Veracruz and moves to Mexico City. Now the principal figure Fuentes's first female protagonist, the extraordinary Laura Díaz. From 1905 to 1978 Fuentes traces Laura Díaz; a life filled with a multitude of witty, heartbreaking scenes and the sounds and colours, tastes and scents of Mexico. Laura grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and mother, a lover of great men, and a complicated and alluring heroine whose bravery prevails despite her losing a brother, son, and grandson to the darkest forces of Mexico's turbulent, often corrupt politics. Hers is a life which has helped to affect the course of history, and it is the story of a woman who has loved and understood with unflinching honesty.
Literary Criticism

Alternating Current

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 999

View: 5014

A key figure in the Latin American literary renaissance, Octavio Paz focuses here on literature and art, drugs, the murder of God, and ethical and political problems.
Fiction

The Edge of the Storm

A Novel

Author: Agustín Yanez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029278550X

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 8265

This tale of a repressive priest and his small Mexican village during the eighteen months preceding the Revolution of 1910 is a great novel, one that exposes the struggle between human desire and paralyzing fear—fear of humanity, fear of nature, fear of the wrath of God. Agustín Yáñez probes the actions of people caught in life’s currents, enthralling his readers with mounting dramatic tension as he shows that no power can forge saints from the human masses, that any attempt to do so, in fact, often has exactly the opposite result. Yáñez brings to his work a deep understanding of people—his people—and he illuminates a great truth—that no one, anywhere, seems very strange when we understand the environment that has produced him or her.
Family & Relationships

Death and the Idea of Mexico

Author: Claudio Lomnitz

Publisher: Zone Books (NY)

ISBN: 9781890951542

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 581

View: 7950

The history of Mexico's fearless intimacy with death--the elevation of death to the center of national identity.
Poetry

The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987

Author: Octavio Paz,Eliot Weinberger

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811211734

Category: Poetry

Page: 669

View: 8717

This landmarked bilingual edition gathers all the poetry the 1990 Nobel Laureate has published in book form since 1957, the year his long poem "Sunstone"--her translated anew--made its first appearance. Included are the complete texts of "Days and Occasions", "Solo for Two Voices", "A Drift of Shadows", "East Slope", "Toward the Beginning", and more; plus Paz's most recent collection, A Tree Within.
Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Author: Roderic Ai Camp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195377389

Category: Political Science

Page: 824

View: 2824

A comprehensive view of the remarkable transformation of Mexico's political system to a democratic model. The contributors to this volume assess the most influential institutions, actors, policies and issues in the country's current evolution toward democratic consolidation.
Fiction

Pedro Páramo

Author: Juan Rulfo,Josephine Sacabo,Margaret Sayers Peden

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292771215

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 7333

Beseeched by his dying mother to locate his father, Pedro Paramo, whom they fled from years ago, Juan Preciado sets out for Comala. Comala is a town alive with whispers and shadows--a place seemingly populated only by memory and hallucinations. 49 photos.
History

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521495943

Category: History

Page: 645

View: 2241

This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.
Poetry

The Poems of Octavio Paz

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081122757X

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 6236

Now in paperback, the definitive, life-spanning, bilingual edition of the poems by the Nobel Prize laureate The Poems of Octavio Paz is the first retrospective collection of Paz’s poetry to span his entire writing career from his first published poem, at age seventeen, to his magnificent last poem. This landmark bilingual edition contains many poems that have never been translated into English before, plus new translations based on Paz’s final revisions. Assiduously edited by Eliot Weinberger—who has been translating Paz for over forty years—The Poems of Octavio Paz also includes translations by the poet-luminaries Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Denise Levertov, Muriel Rukeyser, and Charles Tomlinson. Readers will also find Weinberger’s capsule biography of Paz, as well as notes on many poems in Paz’s own words, taken from various interviews he gave throughout his long and singular life.
Literary Criticism

Uncivil Wars

Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory

Author: Sandra Messinger Cypess

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292737777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 9326

The first English-language book to place the works of Elena Garro (1916–1998) and Octavio Paz (1914–1998) in dialogue with each other, Uncivil Wars evokes the lives of two celebrated literary figures who wrote about many of the same experiences and contributed to the formation of Mexican national identity but were judged quite differently, primarily because of gender. While Paz’s privileged, prize-winning legacy has endured worldwide, Garro’s literary gifts garnered no international prizes and received less attention in Latin American literary circles. Restoring a dual perspective on these two dynamic writers and their world, Uncivil Wars chronicles a collective memory of wars that shaped Mexico, and in turn shaped Garro and Paz, from the Conquest period to the Mexican Revolution; the Spanish Civil War, which the couple witnessed while traveling abroad; and the student massacre at Tlatelolco Plaza in 1968, which brought about social and political changes and further tensions in the battle of the sexes. The cultural contexts of machismo and ethnicity provide an equally rich ground for Sandra Cypess’s exploration of the tandem between the writers’ personal lives and their literary production. Uncivil Wars illuminates the complexities of Mexican society as seen through a tense marriage of two talented, often oppositional writers. The result is an alternative interpretation of the myths and realities that have shaped Mexican identity, and its literary soul, well into the twenty-first century.
History

Mexico

A Global Studies Handbook

Author: James Douglas Huck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099824

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 649

"Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook" is an ideal introduction to the United States' southern neighbor for students, travelers, businesspeople, or other interested readers. It debunks a variety of myths and misconceptions that have evolved over time, clarifying the realities of both historic and contemporary Mexico. "Mexico" offers an authoritative yet engaging tour of Mexican history and geography, as well its current economic and business climate, governmental structure, popular culture, and society. It also provides an alphabetically organized "mini-encyclopedia" for quick access to information on notable Mexican people, places, and events. Together, these sections provide everything readers need to understand Mexico's pre-Colombian origins, colonial legacies of dependence and Westernization, and its continuing efforts to craft a national identity.
Business & Economics

Ideas and Ideologies in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521468336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 947

The Cambridge History of Latin America is a large scale, collaborative, multi-volume history of Latin America spanning the five hundred years between the late fifteenth century to the present. Ideas and Ideologies of Latin America since 1870 brings together chapters from Volumes IV, VI, and IX of The Cambridge History to provide in one volume the economic, social and political ideologies of Latin America since 1870. This will be useful for both teachers and students of Latin American history and of contemporary Latin America.
Poetry

Selected Poems

Author: Octavio Paz,Eliot Weinberger,G. Aroul

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811208994

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

View: 1778

Poems deal with death, nature, the past, art, perception, love, travel, communication, and truth
Fiction

Down the Rabbit Hole

A Novel

Author: Juan Pablo Villalobos

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 0374709033

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3084

"A brief and majestic debut." —Matías Néspolo, El Mundo Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines, and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants, and the odd corrupt politician or two. Long-listed for The Guardian First Book Award, Down the Rabbit Hole, a masterful and darkly comic first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious journey to grant a child's wish.